On an eventful night for Georgia Tech grads at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., Angelo Taylor ran the second fastest time in the 400-meter hurdles Thursday, winning his heat in 49.53 seconds.
Taylor, attempting to become the first person in Olympic history to win the 400 hurdles three times, will run in the semifinals Friday.
High jumper Chaunte Lowe also had a successful evening. Lowe cleared 6 feet to advance out of qualifying. Lowe, the American record holder seeking her third Olympic team berth, will compete in the finals on Saturday.
Triple jumper Alphonso Jordan narrowly missed the finals, finishing in 14th. His mark of 53 feet, 1 ½ inches was 1 ½ inches shy of the last (12th) qualifier.
Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog